Miami board-certified plastic surgeon Paul Afrooz, MD delivers one of the nation’s most natural and long-lasting facelift results via his “Signature 4D Lift” which involves a deep plane facelift, deep neck lift, and facial fat transfer. “My ‘Signature 4D Lift’ produces remarkable rejuvenation results because it comprehensively addresses the underlying infrastructure—that supports the face and neck,” he explains. “Long gone are the days of a simple, skin-only ‘nip tuck’ facelift. We know that facial aging occurs in several distinct ways, so my Signature 4D Lift is designed to be multidimensional by doing four things. First, reducing skin laxity; second, tightening the underlying musculature and tissues that descend with age; third, eliminating fullness in the neck; and lastly, reintroducing youthful volume.”
Addressing the Underlying Muscle
Dr. Afrooz ’s custom face and neck procedures lift and reposition the deeper layers of the face and neck, rather than just pulling the skin tighter. “By doing so, I can create more natural-looking and longer-lasting results.” Deep-plane facelifts and necklifts address the underlying tissues and muscles; these deeper tissues and muscles are less prone to sagging and can provide better support to the skin, he explains.
“It’s really invigorating and exciting to see the type of change you can make in a person,” he says. “You can really turn back the clock and improve and enhance their beauty overall. I can make the neck and jawline look better than it did in your 20s. It’s not always a matter of reversing signs of aging; oftentimes, you can make a person look even better than they did when they were younger.”
Timing Your Rejuvenation
As far as deciding when the best time is to undergo a facelift, Dr. Afrooz recommends his patients consider surgical intervention earlier than they might otherwise think. “It’s different for everyone,” he says. “However, an increasing number of patients are pursuing facelifts in their late 40s and 50s, rather than waiting until their 60s or 70s to enjoy the results. Younger patients tend to recover more easily, plus they reap the benefits of their results earlier. Who doesn’t want to enjoy their rejuvenated look for longer?
For discerning patients who want natural-looking rejuvenation, Dr. Afrooz is able to deliver a beautiful outcome that restores more than just their youth. “Deep-plane facelifts and necklifts can be customized to address specific concerns, like sagging jowls, deep nasolabial folds, or loose neck skin. Depending upon your goals, we can also incorporate complementary procedures like skin resurfacing, a browlift, blepharoplasty, or a lip lift to elevate your result to the next level. When you feel like you’ve lost a certain elegance to your face, we’re here to help guide you through the facelift process so you can look as young as you feel.”
In a previous article, Dr. Afrooz delved into the intricacies of tailoring facelift procedures to suit the unique needs of both women and men. While the core principles of the procedure remain constant, factors such as muscle thickness, skin texture, and bone structure are carefully considered, allowing him to deliver results that harmoniously enhance the natural features of both genders. As he explains, “Muscle and connective tissue in the female face tends to be thinner than in males, so it’s slightly easier to manipulate during surgery. Men, on the other hand, tend to have more fibrous fat, thicker skin, and denser bone structure, which requires a more nuanced approach to prevent a pulled or overly contoured appearance.”